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OnePlus One Heads to India with Amazon

News by admin on Saturday November 22, 2014.

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The OnePlus One has had a couple of pre-order windows now and is selling well despite still being a very limited handset in terms of availability. The smartphone that shook things up with its high end specs and affordable price tag is still not purchasable in many regions. However, India is about to get the OnePlus One and it will be sold through Amazon in the country.

The OnePlus has been hugely successful despite a number of massive setbacks throughout this year. Interestingly, the company makes no profit of the handset and founder Carl Pei says the Chinese brand would have been pleased moving 100,000 One handsets in 2014. The device has surpassed expectations by selling more than 500,000 units, while OnePlus now says it will push to sell 1 million by the end of the year.

Launching the device in India, the second most populous country in the world, will surely will help that, as will partnering with Amazon. However, only 11% of all Indian smartphone sales are conducted online, so OnePlus is giving its device a boost by running a competition to win one of its famous invites to buy the handset. Here's what the company has to say on the matter:

Dear friends,

As our first birthday grows closer every day, we've been spending a lot of time thinking about the people who made this all possible. Our fans in India have been extremely passionate and supportive over the past 11 months, and we want to take this time to say thank you.

To show our appreciation to our friends in India, this contest will award 100 winners with the first India-specific invites for the OnePlus One. Enter to win by creating a "Never Settle statement." Your statement can be anything that begins with #NeverSettle, such as "#NeverSettle for less than the best." or "#NeverSettle for boring." Post a picture of yourself holding your statement to enter the contest.

Please submit your entry to this thread. Winners will be chosen randomly in 48 hours and a confirmation email will be sent 24 hours after closing. All 100 winners will receive an India-specific invite for the One.

source: OnePlus One

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